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Monday, October 20, 2008 Annie, Community Member, asks

Q: CT Scan results, asthma and reticular/nodular densities

I had a CT scan of my chest, my first ever. The person who interpreted the results said that there was a small area of irregular reticular and possibly nodular density in the right lower lobe. Is it normal for long term asthma sufferers to have this type of problem?

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Kathi MacNaughton, Health Pro
10/29/08 2:05pm

Hi Annie,


I can't find any specific references that link these finding to asthma, but that's not a definitive answer. Most of the references I did find talk about chest CTs being done to detect cancer, tuberculosis, chest injury or interstitial lung disease, among other conditions.


I think your best bet is to schedule a conversation with your personal physician to discuss these findings. That will set you mind at ease and enable you to figure out what or if action is needed to address the nodular densities.


To your health,


aldine, Community Member
11/ 5/11 12:20am

pls read this result and give me the exact meaning of this. -


        there is a marked degree centrilolbular emphysima with confluence in the upper lobes. there is an irregular nodular density laterally in posterior segmentof upper lobe just below the level of carina.this is immediately subplural.the appearance is suspicious for primary pulmonary neoplasm. no other pulmonary nodules are demonstrated. there is a some caorse fibrosis in the right lower lobe.

there is a small non enhancing area of soft tissueat the lateral aspect of the upper

part of the left hilum which may represent lymphadenopathy. no mediastinal lymphadenopathy is demonstrated

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